I shall be in HSB 352 at 8 pm tonight to watch this documentary called the Secrets and Lies over the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. I came to know about the screening of this doc through smail (one of those rare occasions when smail is useful 🙂 ).
A problem with most documentary films is that they are biased. The film maker almost always knows what (s)he wants to show/project and then goes ahead and shoots the film. I don’t recall watching any doc, which left it on the viewers to decide what was good and what was bad.
The reason I like watching documentaries is slightly different. I see them to figure out what all inputs went into it’s making so that in spite of being a documentary it proved to be an interesting watch. I look at docs from a film-maker’s point of view. I notice the effort and details and the presentation. I look at it as a form of art. I think, some day I could be making one too.
PS: The doc was good, touching and as always, one-sided. The students who were there to watch it, entered into a discussion after the movie was over. It was nice. At one point it was like myself talking to everyone else. Lol, I talked about risk management and mitigation, and this and that. Such informal group discussions are nice. I almost always end up answering everyone. 🙂